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Old 07-21-2003, 04:14 AM   #3
Alec Corper
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Dojo: Itten Suginami Dojo, Nunspeet
Location: Wapenveld
Join Date: Apr 2003
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As a point of study try considering the difference between control and contact with uke's center. The mindset of control of another often leads to excessive usage of strength with a consequent loss of sensitivity to uke's intentions. In my mind there is a continuous trade-off between these two. I try to retain my own center whilst disrupting uke's, and that, imho, is more a question of awareness than direct control. When Aikido is correctly executed, uke's own power,when lead off line,causes loss of control which tori guides to completion.

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